2017 Rostock Cruise Season expects 192 Calls

Rostock Expects 192 Call Cruise Season
According to the ‘Cruise Industry News’ the North German port of Rostock/Warnemunde is expecting up to  190 vessel calls in the following  Cruise Season. 

“The year starts for the port on April 27 with the AIDAdiva, and there are five first-time calls including the Columbus, MSC Magnifica, Norwegian Getaway, Seven Seas Explorer and Viking Sky. AIDA will homeport the AIDAdiva and […] Continue Reading…

Flensburg – “Braasch Rum Factory Museum”

Flensburg – “Braasch Rum Factory Museum”
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugar-cane byproducts and then fermented and distilled. The distillate is then a clear liquid, and for taste is aged in oak barrels.

The majority of the world’s rum production occurs in the Caribbean – especially Cuba- and Latin America. Rum is also produced in European countries like Austria, Spain, and yes, Germany!

Why Flensburg […] Continue Reading…

Thus far mild Winter in Northern Germany……….turns Cold!


After some stalling, winter has arrived. There was low of -15C registered this morning in Mecklenburg – Vorpommern and with no real snow yet to speak of , it seems winter is really here.

It has seemed like a very mild winter thus far- certainly here in Northern Germany. These are somewhat slow months for the rental of Vacation Homes on the German Baltic Sea and Northern […] Continue Reading…

‘Prometheus – Revolution and Tenderness’ – Karsten Henschel/counter Tenor & Zsuzsa Varga / Piano – Friday November 6th , 2015 Castle Ludwigslust


Schloss Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
         ‘Prometheus – Revolution and Tenderness’
Friday November 6th , 2015 Schloss Ludwigslust, Golden Hall 19 hours
25 years of German Unity  – Music, songs and lyrics of resistance 
Karsten Henschel – singing and recitation
Zsuzsa Varga – Piano
‘Prometheus – Revolution and Tenderness’ is the name of an intriguing concert
Friday November 6th , 2015 Schloss Ludwigslust, Golden Hall 19 hours.

Social upheavals were accompanied at all […] Continue Reading…

‘Tag der Deutschen Einheit’ -German Unity day October 3rd, 2015


Today is the Day of ‘German Unity’ or ‘ Tag der Deutschen Einheit ‘ celebrated on 3rd of October is the national day of Germany.

This time around Germany is marking 25 years of unity with celebrations across the country including Northern Germany.  Both Chancellor Merkel and the German President Gauck celebrated the day in Frankfurt.

It was celebrated all over the whole nation, including North Germany – and […] Continue Reading…

Rostock Port and ‘Der Landesverband Hafenwirtschaft’ celebrates 25 years of growth and adapting

The ‘Der Landesverband Hafenwirtschaft’/National Port Association of Germany is celebrating its 25th anniversary today.http://www.rostock-port.de/en/rostock-port/business-directory/company/Landesverband_Hafenwirtschaft_Mecklenburg_Vorpommern_eV_LHMV.html

When the old DDR was taken up into the Bundesrepublic in 1989, when the wall fell, nothing about business in the former East Germany was certain.

Everything had to be re-established and the many changes were not easy for the former DDR workers who had to learn new work methodes and adapt to the […] Continue Reading…

“Ludwigslust – Lust for life” – Saturday, October 3rd at ‘Schloss Ludwigslust’ – 25 years of German Unity – 25 years Partnership between Ludwigslust – Ahrensburg


Schloss Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
           “Ludwigslust – Lust for life” – Saturday, October 3rd – Celebrate 25 years of German Unity – 25 years Partnership between Ludwigslust – Ahrensburg
In this lastest quarter of a century, in the last 25 year there have been many changes in Ludwigslust – quite a lot has been achieved. There has taken place a development that not has not gone un-noticed […] Continue Reading…

MECK POMM/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and 10 reasons to love it!


MECK POMM/ Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and 10 reasons to love it!

Well we are not going to claim this tittle because it belongs to the Deutsche Welle!

In an excellent article in English they give 10 very good reasons  to love MECK POMM! http://www.dw.com/en/10-reasons-to-love-mecklenburg-vorpommern/a-18719846

In our blog, we try to explain to English speaking and reading people what Germans already know. Namely that the Northern German states are dynamic and wonderful […] Continue Reading…

Alte Wache Kaffeehaus & Restaurant at ‘Schloss Ludwigslust’ – Cafes/restaurants we like in MECk-POM


We have written about the Schloss Ludwigslust before on the blog.http://www.germany-north.com/2014/05/12/schloss-ludwigslust-castle-park-ludwigslust-germany-north-blog/

Friday evening 18th September 1800 hrs – ‘Ensemble für Alte Musik’ at ‘Schloss Ludwigslust’


Ludwiglust, Castle Park  – courtyard in front of  Schloss Ludwigslust in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, close to the border with Brandenburg.
18:00 clock – 18:30 clock: Ludwigslust, Goldener Saal
Vent et Cordes’ – Ensemble für Alte Musik’
Jugendkammerchor des Musikgymnasiums Schwerin
Musical Director – Bernd Spitzbarth
Hofmusik from France and Mecklenburg
HERTEL from: Trio in D minor
            Adagio            Vivace
BOISMORTIER Gaiment from: II Balet de village.
FICK from: Sonata a 3 in A major pour – […] Continue Reading…